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Hey lovelies! It’s that time of the year where everyone is trying to retrace their steps and attempt to measure just  how successful their year has been. One thing’s for sure, it’s been a year filled with lessons for everyone!   One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learnt this year is to focus on being impactful. Diddy recently tweeted something that changed my whole perspective on what I put out into the world.  Now I work a lot smarter. I focus more on doing things where I can have the greatest impact. I think longer-term and more strategically. That’s all part of working smarter. – Diddy It’s so important that we stay in tune with self and not be rushed by the world we live in. It’s also equally important that we don’t get caught up in things beneath the highest use of our gift. With this in mind, take…

About a week ago, I had the opportunity to attend a Standard Bank event as they introduced a refreshed take on Prestige Banking and the Titanium Card for the affluent market. When it comes to making big decisions such as who to bank with, it only makes sense that one would opt for a banking option which adds value to their lifestyle, offers them great service and also provides the necessary security over their finances. All this can be said of Prestige Banking by Standard Bank- it enables all your dreams that money can buy! Prestige banking is targeted at young South African professionals between the ages of 25 and 35 who earn above R25 000 per month. The refreshed offering comes at no added cost, and instead opens one up to a world of great benefits for simply selecting this banking option. Boasting flight discounts of up to 35%;…

It’s always interesting to see how companies adapt with the ever changing consumption occasions and patterns of their end user. One company in particular which has had to do this is Cell C. Just last week they introduced a game first- to – market solution in connectivity and entertainment services for their customers.  Before I give you a break down of Cell C’s latest offering, I just want to let you in on just how creative and well executed their press drop was via the images below.  Cell C has introduced a revolutionary solution in the billing process for their customers. As some of you may know, globally, customers enjoy the convenience of being billed for connectivity and entertainment services all in one plan and bill. This is obviously great for the customer for many reasons. Cell C has now adopted that very same concept through MediaPlay. By signing up…

If you follow me on social media then  you know just how much of a foodie I am. Now more than ever, I am open to and constantly seeking new experiences which go beyond the traditional lunch/dining experience. You can only imagine just how excited I was to receive an invite to the SA Culinary Club for Cook & Dine.  A yummy assortment of  MacAllan cocktails were served upon arrival, which continued to flow throughout the evening. We were then welcomed and got a break down of what to expect for the evening, a concept they call Cook & Dine.  Made up of a three course menu, Cook & Dine brings an exciting spin to ones dining experience by challenging its guests to prepare their own first course meal. I won’t lie, I definitely doubted myself in this area more especially when I found out what we would be making.…

Last week I received a  lovely gift of Mini Copper Pineapples from the lovely team at Absolutely . The Elyx Pineapple of Hospitality arrived as a set of three,  in the most beautiful packaging. I do a lot of on the road missions and these babies are perfectly compact and easy for me to travel with, making them the perfect addition as my “party starter” drinking vessels.  As part of the gift, I also received a booklet which unpacked some information I’d love to share with you. About the ABSOLUTE ELYX Pineapple of Hospitality:  The pineapple is said to be a symbol of hospitality, and has been for centuries. It began as a rare treat displayed by nobility at their most luxurious banquets to demonstrate that no expense had been spared. The pineapple meant that you were truly welcome and your presence was an honour. See why these make the…

I’ve always been bold when it comes to introducing moments of my life as princess diaries, so it isn’t a surprise I’d stumble upon a place such as this. I still consider myself a Durbanite and am really enjoying finding new jewels in the city of Johannesburg , one being Katy’s Palace Bar. The power of social media to connect us to people and spaces we relate to is quite appreciated. S/O to Astoldbytiffany.com for putting me on. Check out her  blog post to discover another side to the Kramerville jewel, the beautiful Restuarant and what’s on the menu. From breakfast, sides to wines… there’s something for everyone. Upon entry, I was more than anything impressed by the uniqueness of the venue. You instantly feel captured by another world the moment you set foot into this palace. Palace Bar – Quite the interesting paradox huh? From the art gallery, through…

It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of collaborations and partnerships. And this one in particular that I’m about to let you in on has me real excited because of my personal love for the car brand MINI. MINI has always been front and centre in maintaining the brand image in its essence and yet continuously adjusting to the times and demands of its marketing. MINI has also always supported artists in different industries through their “MINI drives…” for example DJ Fresh. This time around, MINI has involved themselves in the fashion space, partnering with South African Fashion Week (SAFW) to bring the “MINI Scouting Menswear” in association with GQ Magazine. Some may wonder, “What is the love affair between fashion and cars?” Locally, we’ve seen Gert Johan Coetzee translate his love for luxury and exclusivity through a beautiful shoot with Bonang Matheba and Maya Mia at the Ferrari…

Ninety percent of brain development happens before the age of five, yet more than two thirds of South African children under the age of five are still not receiving the crucial Early Childhood Development (ECD) education that could make or break their future potential. Their development – physical, cognitive and emotional – is compromised because they are not receiving the services and care needed at this very crucial time in their young lives. This is because the right stimulation and nutrition in the first five years of a child’s life directly impacts the development of neural pathways, which will later enable learning and the development of vital interpersonal skills. With this in mind, global skincare company NIVEA is offering hope for children in a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal.  It has partnered with Thanda, a community-based organisation, to bring an innovative ECD Programme to children in this rural community. NIVEA provided…

December is finally in full effect, and everyone except the weather is in full silly season mode. Just yesterday, I had the opportunity to relax and unwind curtesy of Edgars at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa which is Nestled in the foothills of the Swartkop mountains on the threshold of the beautiful Kromdraai Valley in Muldersdrift. It’s been my biggest wish to actually begin to visit tourist attractions in and around my country, South Africa, and enjoy these unique locations just as much as our international guests do. Upon arrival, we were welcomed with drinks and sweet treats as well as sheets to fill out what spa treatments we would like to have. We were quite a large group, so the treatment may be slightly different for a couple for example. The ambiance is very rain foresty, or maybe that’s because of the gloomy weather… but nonetheless this…

As women, I’ve noted through conversations that our biggest concerns when it comes to our skin is how tired it looks, fine lines and wrinkles. Personally, my biggest worry in addition to the previously mentioned concerns is whether or not my skin will co-operate the next morning, and the uncertainty always has me on edge. What if I have a big meeting, a shoot or casting first thing in the morning? I needed to find a product which would guarantee my skin wouldn’t look dull, but instead,  full of life. Over the years I have also been hearing a lot more chat around the importance of using a night cream, in addition to using a day cream. That is why I thought I’d try out the new NIVEA Q10plusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy series. Why NIVEA Q10plusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy face care? The NIVEA Q10plusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy skin care range is said to be highly effective. For…